Do you need help with reading or understanding Dutch archival records? This is one of the services that we offer.

Transcriptions and Translations

Reading old documents is a challenge, especially when you have no or not sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language or old handwritings. Some records were preprinted and only specific information was handwritten. Other records are almost illegible because of a variety of cursive handwritings.

What we offer

During the research of your family history, we will find lots of interesting records. When you cannot read these documents, we can help you understand them. For each document, we can make a transcription and / or a translation. A transcription is like a true copy of a document, word by word and in the original language. This way you overcome problems with reading the old handwriting. An English translation of the Dutch records help you understand the content of the documents.